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Telling My Story

Learn the Telling My Story facilitation method led by Telling My Story founder Pati Hernandez!

EVENT NOTE: This event is taking place on the ArtisTree campus. It not an ArtisTree facilitated program. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to Pati Hernandez at

About this Event
Telling My Story is a non-profit organization that aims to provide a platform through which socially isolated groups and individuals can break down the visible and invisible social walls that separate them. Using art as a medium for social reflection and relationship building, Telling My Story enables participants to develop communication skills and self-awareness; through writing and performing, participants behind walls empower themselves to reclaim their voices and to tell their stories.

Telling My Story runs programs throughout the Upper Valley, including the Dartmouth College course Telling Stories for Social Change, in which participants use performing arts as a tool for social reflection, culminating in a final performance shared with the community. In addition, the members of TMS have been touring with the documentary It's Criminal, directed and produced by Signe Taylor, which catalogs the experience of one TMS Program in 2010. These screenings, which are each accompanied by a panel of TMS participants have been creating space for dialogue and social reflection around the world. Finally, the founder of Telling My Story, Pati Hernandez, leads facilitator training workshops to further disseminate the methods of Telling My Story throughout the community.

In this facilitator training workshop, you will collaborate with fellow trainees in a Telling My Story program that will culminate in a final performance. You will simultaneously learn the pedagogical methods of the program and together with fellow trainees explore how to employ the TMS methodology in your own spaces and communities.


ArtisTree Community Arts Center: 2095 Pomfret Rd, South Pomfret, VT 05067

Friday: 6-9PM

Saturday: 9AM-5PM

Sunday: 9AM-5PM


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley: 320 Route 5 South, Norwich, VT 05055

Friday: 6-9PM

Saturday: 9AM-5PM

Sunday: 1-5PM

Final performance: 6-8PM

By signing up for this workshop, you are committing to attending all of the sessions listed. There will be a sliding scale registration fee required to hold your spot ranging from $75-$200 based on ability to pay. The fee will be assessed upon confirmation of your registration. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at